We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Well, I kind've agree with all her points. I didn't look at it as left-wing, just fact-based.
That said, I make my apple pie every Thanksgiving and until this year (still not sure why) it was never a goopy mess. It's always quite firm and delicious. And while other cultures do have their form of apple pie, I disagree they are better. I love apple pie, and apple pie is as American as....baseball. Which isn't American at all, in terms of its roots. So, technically, it IS completely American.
Still, while most her points were good, I'm still having my apple pie every Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is also about tradition and my pie is a tradition.
Your Leftover Turkey Is Making The World Burn To A Cinder
These are the same people who admonish us to cook things and handle food correctly or CRISIS! of food poisoning. And spend milions making videos to "instruct" certain people on how to cook "safely". Because when people get sick from improperly cooked food- we all pay for it. Because millions of government workers are dependent upon you being stupid and not capable of caring for yourselves.
Note: there is no crisis of too much food in landfills, i think we've covered this before. Landfills use methane to generate electricity. The surface areas of landfills are something like .0000000001% (exaggeration) of land use.
Please remove your asses from your chairs and attempt to do something constructive once, besides complaining about all that is ill with the world and your fascist dictates (no apple pie) on us little people.
We tend to not appreciate what we have, until it's gone. Yesterday was about appreciation, not a whiny political bitchfest.
I prefer refrigerator-cold apple pie to out of the oven apple pie. At least for homemade apple pie.
Your link's different definitions of Yankees are ones I grew up with. Like the author, though I was born and raised in New England, I was not considered a Yankee, because my parents were from "away." There was nothing pejorative about this- the old Yankees in town were down-to-earth unpretentious people who for the most part were farmers. It's rather hard to be pretentious about your ancestry when you shovel cow manure on your dairy farm.
I have long found it ironic that I am considered a Yankee all over the world, but not in New England, where I was born and raised.